Memphis Grizzlies at Oklahoma City Thunder - 3/24/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Oklahoma City Thunder (19-24) vs Memphis Grizzlies (20-20)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
Betting Odds: Oklahoma City Thunder +5.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Memphis Grizzlies look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 111.4 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Ja Morant is averaging 19.3 points and 7.5 assists while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 15.9 points and 12.3 rebounds. Dillon Brooks is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Anderson is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game.
The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 106.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 23.7 points and 4.7 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 14.3 points and 6.7 rebounds. Luguentz Dort is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Bazley is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.
The Grizzlies are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Thunder are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games. The under is 4-1 in Grizzlies last 5 overall. The over is 5-0 in Thunder last 5 home games. The Grizzlies are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Oklahoma City and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Memphis Grizzlies are on the end of a back to back, but they're the better team here by a decent margin and play some of their best ball on the road where they win by an average of 4.4 points. The Oklahoma City Thunder continue to play inconsistent ball where they lose at home by an average of 8.2 points and are just 8-11-1 against the spread. The Grizzlies have won four of the last six meetings against the Thunder. I'll take the chalk with the road team.